Rudy Gutierrez

Rudy Gutierrez

Professor

Rudy Gutierrez was born in the Bronx, New York, grew up in Teaneck, NJ. and is a graduate of Pratt Institute. His work for various periodicals, book covers, CDs, and children's books, as well as his paintings have appeared worldwide. Gutierrez includes the Dean Cornwell Hall of Fame Award, Distinguished Educator in the Arts Award, and a Gold Medal from the NY Society of Illustrators amongst his honors. His children's books have garnered him a Pura Belpré Honor, Américas Book Award, and a  New York Book Award. His work has been featured by Communication Arts, Step by Step, Society of Illustrators, Art News, American Artist and Art Direction Magazine. He has ehibited internationally including at the World Conference Against Racism in South Africa and has performed as a guest artist with Def Dance Jam Workshop doing live "painting performances" with the  company that features hearing impaired and physically challenged kids. He has also "performed" with Dance, Music, and Kids on stage with performers of the Broadway shows "The Lion King" and "Bring in the Noise, Bring in the Funk". Gutierrez believes that the highest honor is to inspire and uplift and he has lectured at various colleges and institutions including workshops on the Rosebud Reservation in South Dakota and Univa- Universidad del Valle de Atemajac-in Guadalajara, Mexico.

Rudy teaches Illustration III, Illustration IV and Illustration Senior Project.

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